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, hope you're off to a good thursday, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott, we're here in the fox newsroom, and "happening now," buying time on the debt crisis. the obama administration signaling it is open now to a short-term deal that would raise the debt ceiling. only, though, if congressional leaders can agree on a, quote, significant deficit reduction plan. the short-term deal would give congress time to pass a larger plan and avert possible government default august 2nd, but right now 12 days from that deadline, there is no deal on anything. jenna: ifs and maybes. in the meantime, fox news poll showing 60% of americans would vote against raising the debt limit. the showdown over the future of america's financial security come against, well, another reminder of the grim economic reality we're all facing. jon: those new weekly jobless claims just out today came out higher than expected, 418,000 americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits. wendall goler live at the white house right now, explain the president's offer for this short-term extension of the debt ceiling.
the world and back here at home, hi, everybody, we're so glad you're with us, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott. "happening now," capitol hill gridlock just days before a default deadline. right now there is no bipartisan teal on the table and no vote today on house speaker john boehner's plan to raise the debt ceiling. august 2nd is just six short days away, and that leaves the very real prospect of default or a credit downgrade. can washington make a deal? wendall goler, our senior thousands foreign affairs correspondent be live on the north lawn for us now. >> reporter: more tough news today from the congressional budget office which says both of the leading plans from republicans and democrats to cut the deficit and raise the debt ceiling fall short of what their authors claim. senate majority leader harry reid's plan would actually cut half a trillion less from the deficit than he says it would, house speaker john boehner's plan falls about $350 billion short. boehner has canceled plans for a vote on his proposal today and gone back to the drawing board, and since he has promis
's asking tab to send in your questions. in. jon: and this fox news alert out of minnesota where the governor just signed a new budget ending one of the longest-ever state government shutdowns. harris is live with the breaking story for us. harris? is. >> reporter: yeah. there were a lot of people wondering how this one would come together. minnesota governor mark dayton has just signed an agreement he struck with leading republicans after months of very bitter arguments over taxes and spending cuts. they were trying to close a pretty sizable deficit in their spending there, and they have been brutal on this issue for quite some time. you see some video from early on in those discussions, people on all sides of the issue. the government shut down july 1st, and that laid off 22,000 state employees, stopped road projects, people couldn't get licensing for all sorts of things like fishing and what not be, and it's a big recreational state. it cost the state millions in be lost revenue from lottery sales, tax audits, park fees and licensing fees, so on and so forth, but now they can
to today, hi, everybody, we're so glad your -- you're with us, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott. new developments in the drama that grips capitol hill and the white house. dueling plans are out now on raising the limit to our nation's credit card and reducing the deficit. wendall goler, our senior foreign affairs correspondent, is live on the north lawn. wendall? >> reporter: jon, starting today house republicans will begin trying to sell their proposal to cut the deficit and raise the debt ceiling to democrats, and if they don't, democrats in the senate will then try and sell their plan to republicans. the chairman of the president's national economic council says mr. obama's address to the nation last night was a warning that democrats and republicans aren't even close. >> what the president was trying to do was let people know that we really are at a stalemate, that we have, that nothing is coming out of congress that is likely to pass be both houses and that this is a time where we as a country have to come together and have compromise and have bipartisanship. >> reporter: saturd
norway, greg burke, thank you. jon: we still have debt deadlock on capitol hill with the default deadline just eight days away now. congressional leaders are still struggling to hammer out some kind of a deal, one that would raise the limit on our nation's credit card while cutting trillions of dollars in spending. house speaker john boehner may unveil his own bill today. harry reid said it would be a nonstarter. wendell goler is live on the north lawn with more. >> reporter: speaker boehner's plan would take the spending cuts agreed to before talks with vice joe biden broke down and raise the debt ceiling a little less than that. it would satisfy the speakers bottom line which is cutting spending more than the debt ceiling is raids but we'd have to go through this all over again by the end of the year. the speaker said yesterday it would solve the immediate crisis. >> there is going to be a two-stage process. it's not physically possible to do all of this in one step. having said that, chris, i know the president is worried about his next election, but my god shouldn't we be worried abou
morning. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott. dramatic new developments in that debt standoff in washington, and we are all over them. president obama speaking just moments ago urging republicans and democrats to reach some kind of compromise. he's warning the u.s. will lose its top credit rating if it falls into an unprecedented default. jenna: and it could lose that rating anyway. that's something we've been hearing a lot this week, that despite some of the decisions made in d.c., we could still see a downgrade. now, the political standoff as we know it is escalating this hour. a senior gop official, a house aide, i should say, telling fox news that house republicans will pass their debt plan today. we thought that yesterday. we'll see if it happens today. a bill that senate democrats say is dead on arrival, though, as they move ahead with their own debt limit bill setting up a showdown vote really for this weekend. ahead of that host of your world, neil cavuto, is live on capitol hill with his observations about what's happening down there in d.c., neil. first of a
's it for this week's edition of the journal, editorial re i'm stuart varney. paul is back next week. >> jon: on fox news watch. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> jon: news corporation's chief rupert murdoch makes a heart felt statement during the u.k. phone hacking scandal. his appearance with his son james was big news there and big news here. how else did the media react and what else have we learned about the scandal. >> republicans have laid out a responsible and detailed path forward, and the house has passed it. >> jon: the house passes a plan to fix the debt crisis, but the media condemn the effort. >> do we really have time for a plan that is really just show? >> and the great debt debate goes on with more distortion from the liberal press? >> there he's saying brinksmanship, trickery around the time of a deadline just to get your way is sort of economic terrorism. >> has the negative media coverage hurt the effort. >> g.o.p. presidential candidate michele bachmann goes on the defensive after a negative story about her health and ability. did that story fail the journalistic eth
bigger. israel's defense minister goes on the record coming up. [ jon ] we don't just come up here for the view up in alaska. it's the cleanest, clearest water. we find the best, sweetest crab for red lobster we can find. yeah! [ male announcer ] hurry in to crabfest at red lobster. the only time you can savor three sweet alaskan crab entrees all under $20, like our hearty crab and roasted garlic seafood bake or sn crab and crab butter shrimp. [ jon i wouldn'tut it my table at home, i wouldn't bring it in. my name's jon forsythe, and i sea fd differently. host: could switching to geico reon car insurance? or more host: do people use smartphones to do dumb things? man 1: send, that is the weekend. app grapgic: yeah dawg! man 2: allow me to crack...the bubbly! man 1: don't mind if i doozy. man 3: is a gentleman with a brostache invited over to this party? man 1: only if he's ready to rock! ♪ sfx: guitar and trumpet jam vo: geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >> greta: promising republican senator mike lee is calling speaker boehner and senator majority le
bake or sn crab and crab butter shrimp. [ jon i wouldn'tut it my table at home, i wouldn't bring it in. my name's jon forsythe, and i sea fd differently. but i did. they said i couldn't fight above my weight class. but i did. they said i couldn't get elected to congress. but i did. ♪ smetimes when we touch ha ha! millions of hits! [ male announc ] flick, stack, and move between active apps seamlessly. only on the new hp touchpad with webos. >> seasu this is a fox news alert. the house remains in recess right now but we are expecting the vote on the boehner bill to begin shortly. earlier this evening the onceaker of the house john boehner called for a last milste delay of the vote but house majority leader eric cantor's office confirms tonight it is still dd.initely on meaning the vote. now, if the bill passes the house it will then move to the u.s. stat where i senate wherey expected to be ejected. over 57 senators said they would vote against it. 51 d obocrats, two indwhat ends and four republicans including my next guest said they could not vote for a plan that doesn't have a balan
and roasted garlic seafood bake or sn crab and crab butter shrimp. [ jon i wouldn'tut it my table at home, i wouldn't bring it in. my name's jon forsythe, and i sea fd differently. excuse me? my grandfather was born in this village. [ automated voice speaks foreign language ] [ male announcer ] in here, everyone speaks the same language. ♪ in here, forklifts drive themselves. no, he doesn't have it. yeah, we'll look on that. [ male announcer ] in here, friends leave you messages written in the air. that's it right there. [ male announcer ] it's the at&t network. and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say. >> the deadlock in washington left the financial markets in turmoil with stocks posting their single worst week in a year the dow jones industrial average down about 4% last week, losing more than 500 points in the face of unprecedented and potentially sd disastrous government shutdown or default. even if lawmakers strike a deal by the tuesday deadline the u.s. could lose the coveted triple-a credit rating still. neil cavuto is here with us, your world, on the fox news chann
gop white house hopeful backing the debt increase is former utah governor jon huntsman, who's called the boehner bill a good step. >> the boehner plan at least begins that process of cutting, that i think is terribly important. the president has shown no leadership. he doesn't have a plan on the table. my opponents in this race haven't even come up with what they support. >> but all the republican presidential candidates do support spending cuts and oppose tax hikes. sarah palin calls the boehner bill a gop retreat while she accuses the president of trying to scare voters into accepting more government spending, but she's not actually above political threats herself and she warned republicans on facebook today that everyone she talks believes in contested primaries. she sides with tea partiers against a debt hike and will join a tea party rally in iowa around labor day weekend, right about the time she says she'll make a final decision on whether she's running or not. bret? >> bret: makes you go hmm. carl, thank you. a spokesperson for new jersey governor chris christie says the gove
. >> greta: we have a jam-packed two hours. coming up senator jon kyl, david plouffe, senator coburn, senator barrasso, rick klein, sam youngman and more. first, south dakota senator john thune. >> as we are list anyone to the two speeches do you think we are at all close? >> what was striking about the president's speech is what he didn't say. he didn't say i will veto a short term extension of the debt limit that was significant. other parts of the speech were you would expect. everybody is trying to win the message war. right now we need to get something done. the president needs to provide leadership. i hope that he will. i hope he will step up many if congress can move something through this week, he will agree to sign it. >> greta: two plans, speaker boehner's and senator reid's. speaker boehner said this week while the senate is struggling to pass a bill filled with phony accounting and washington gimmicks, he talks about his speech that doesn't sound that the republicans in the house of representatives are the least bit interested in the senate -- reid's bill. >> the key is what repub
this next election. but shouldn't we be worried about the country? [ jon ] we don't just come up here for the view up in alaska. it's the cleanest, clearest water. we find the best, sweetest crab for red lobster we can find. yeah! [ male announcer ] hurry in to crabfest at red lobster. the only time you can savor three sweet alaskan crab entrees all under $20, like our hearty crab and roasted garlic seafood bake or sn crab and crab butter shrimp. [ jon i wouldn'tut it my table at home, i wouldn't bring it in. my name's jon forsythe, and i sea fd differently. really? 25 grams of protein. what do we have? all four of us, together? 24. he's low fat, too, and has 5 grams of sugars. i'll believe it when i--- [ both ] oooooh... what's shakin'? [ female announcer ] as you get older, protein is an important part of staying active and strong. new ensure high protein... fifty percent of your daily value of protein. low fat and five grams of sugars. see? he's a good egg. [ major nutrition ] new ensure hh protein. ensure! nutrition in charge! and what it doesn't cover can cost you some money. tha
are hearing. [ jon ] we don't just come up here for the view up in alaska. it's the cleanest, clearest water. we find the best, sweetest crab for red lobster we can find. yeah! [ male announcer ] hurry in to crabfest at red lobster. the only time you can savor three sweet alaskan crab entrees all under $20, like our hearty crab and roasted garlic seafood bake or sn crab and crab butter shrimp. [ jon i wouldn'tut it my table at home, i wouldn't bring it in. my name's jon forsythe, and i sea fd differently. >> neil: first it a warning to seniors. now the president meeting with veterans. [ inaudible ] sir, good to have you. the president raises the default possibility with social security recipients by extension potentially veterans. that's not the case? >> not at all. let's be clear. there's plenty of money in the month of august to take care of the bond holders. to make sure social security recipients get their checks and make sure our troops get paid. there's plenty to do that. this bill is a great piece of legislation it spells that out clearly. after that the president will have to make so
, i want to show you guys this jon stewart moment that i looked at this morning on the internet because i thought it was interesting, and we'll get chris hahn's reaction to this, first, and it goes to the point we're talking about. >> so i'm asking you all to make your voice heard. if you want a balanced approach to reducing the deficit, let your member of congress know. if you believe we can solve this problem through compromise, send that message. [laughter] [applause] >> call your congressman? did the president just quit? [laughter] i mean, seriously, you're the president. you're asking us to call congress? [laughter] martha: yeah, i mean, often, you know, this is where things bubble up, you know? "saturday night live" and be stewart, but the underlying thought is the president has abdicated himself from this process. that is clearly the suggestion all over jon stewart's face. >> you know, the one night i don't stay up until 11:30 to watch jon stewart, it comes up on this show. martha: we just wanted to provide you with what you missed. >> are i appreciate that, martha. but i
: we have a jam-packed two hours. coming up senator jon kyl, david plouffe, senator coburn, senator barrasso, rick klein, sam youngman and more. first, south dakota senator john thune. >> as we are list anyone to the two speeches do you think we are at all close? >> what was striking about the president's speech is what he didn't say. he didn't say i will veto a short term extension of the debt limit that was significant. other parts of the speech were you would expect. everybody is trying to win the message war. right now we need to get something done. the president needs to provide leadership. i hope that he will. i hope he will step up many if congress can move something through this week, he will agree to sign it. >> greta: two plans, speaker boehner's and senator reid's. speaker boehner said this week while the senate is struggling to pass a bill filled with phony accounting and washington gimmicks, he talks about his speech that doesn't sound that the republicans in the house of representatives are the least bit interested in the senate -- reid's bill. >> the key is what repub
or sn crab and crab butter shrimp. [ jon i wouldn'tut it my table at home, i wouldn't bring it in. my name's jon forsythe, and i sea fd differently. >> shepard: second time enemy less than two months a sex scandal forcing congressman to leave office. david wu announcing he will resign today amid accusations he had a sexual encounter with a recent high school graduate. she describes it as unwanted. he describes it as consensual but says is he quitting for the well-being of his own children. he says he will stick around until after congress resolves the debt crisis. hello. here he is headed for the vote on the house floor earlier. this comes just weeks after the former new york congressman anthony weiner resigned in a section sexting scandal. he made get up this year when he mailed a photo of himself dressed up as, i don't know, tiger. several staffers quit citing erratic behavior. shannon bream in washington. he says is he resigning but doesn't plan on leaving right away. >> he might not have wanted to go at all. turns out oregon's two democratic senators sent wu a message. they were p
jon kyl about that. neil cavuto is here. the democratic congressman who says the president will have to push for a clean debt ceiling vote in the house if we see no deal. does that have a chance? martha: those are a few of the stories. we have a lot of angles on this story of we want to cover for you in america's newsroom. but there are many stories we are covering outside of this. there are other things we want you to know about. where is presiden -- where is pt obama on this issue? a huge story from peggy noonan we'll get to. juan williams will weigh in on how he thinks the president is handling this. bill: are you a hobbit or a troll? republicans caught up in a nasty name-calling game 15-minute with john mccain has that has tea partyers like sharron angle all fired up. martha: it's also shark week. we'll take to you a hot spot for great white sharks, folks. >> i have done this before. [ mom ] one of the challenges for kayla being gluten-free is actually finding choices the whole family will love. five flavors of chex are gluten-free, including the honey nut flavor. and it's nice f
. the power to solve this is in our hands. >> arthel: meanwhile, arizona senator jon kyl delivering the republican address. he is accusing democrats of using the debt crisis to raise taxes instead of viewing it as an opportunity to rein in spending. >> unfortunately, after weeks of negotiations, it became clear that democrats in washington did not view this crisis as an opportunity to rein in spending. instead, they saw it as an opportunity to impose huge tax increases on american families and small businesses. president obama is simply too committed to the european style of big government, that his policies have set in motion. to democrats in washington, the isn't to cut spending, but to raise taxes and keep on spending. democrats claim they would only target the privileged few, but behind the scenes, they argue for much broader tax increases. >> arthel: it looks like we may be hearing from senator reid very soon. in the meantime, the senate is expected to vote early sunday morning to cut off debate on its own debt ceiling plan. rick? >> rick: just as advertised, senator harry reid
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our hearty crab and roasted garlic seafood bake or sn crab and crab butter shrimp. [ jon i wouldn'tut it my table at home, i wouldn't bring it in. my name's jon forsythe, and i sea fd differently. >>shepard: breaking news from wall street. look at that, the dow dug is -- is diving today. 1.63 percent on the dow jones industrial average and similar on the s&p. and the nasdaq. you know why? for a long time wall street went, this is no way, no way, no way the lawmakers will flirt with actually defaulting, the united states government defaulting on its debt? we will just not pay you? not pay? we owe you money but we will not pay. by the way, we have to borrow a billion today. we have to borrow a billion. otherwise question not keep doing anything but we will not pay you back. how do you think that will go after that? so, the wall street is realizing the fools in washington could actually let them default on our debt. i will not say they will, but got nothing right now, do we. all running and in circles up there. so, the dow jones industrial average is down 200 points. thank you, the "
. with an anemic 2% on the poll, jon huntsman changed the stewardship with a manager matt david. former aide to schwarzenegger and veteran of the bush and mccain campaign. he plans to step up criticism of the rival; particularly, romney, and quote indictment of obama's record in new hampshire, buddy romer launched his bid. democrat in congress before becoming republican as governor in '91, a longshot yet to show up in the polls with little name recognition or cash. the story of the poll is perry, who without entering the race is battling for the lead and picking up steam in washington, carl cameron, fox news. >> bret: speaking of "steam," the soaring temperatures that plagued the midwest for much of the week have spread further east. look at this. the heat indexes. forecasters have issued excessive heat warning for huge section of the country from kansas, to massachusetts. nearly two dozen deaths have been blamed on the temperatures. the national weather service expects triple-digit temperatures in the eastern part of the country through saturday before cooling off to the mid-90s on sunday.
and crab butter shrimp. [ jon i wouldn'tut it my table at home, i wouldn't bring it in. my name's jon forsythe, and i sea fd differently. i wouldn't bring it in. motorcycles, boats, even rv's. nobody knows where he got his love for racing. all we know is, it started early. casey mears, driver of the number thirteen geico toyota camry. geico, saving people money on more than just car insurance. an accident doesn't have to slow you down. with better car replacement, available only with berty mutual auto insurance, if your car is totaled, we give you the money for a ca one model year newer. to learn more, visit us today. responsibility. what's your policy? >> here's not how to get a debt deal done from house minority leader nancy pelosi today. i quote, what we're trying to do is save the world from the we are trying to save life on this planet as we know it today. >> trying to save life on this planet? out of this world. they wonder why hope for a deal is running out of time. sometimes the folks with whom you have to negotiate seem out of their friggin' mind. life on this planet. anyway
seafood bake or sn crab and crab butter shrimp. [ jon i wouldn'tut it my table at home, i wouldn't bring it in. my name's jon forsythe, and i sea fd differently. >> greta: here's more of our interview with house majority leader eric cantor. >> we heard the president last night, again he's talking about taxing billionaires, millionaires, corporate jet owners that has nothing to do with the discussion now. we know the class warfare he's engaged in. it is not what republicans are about. republicans are about trying to straighten out the tax code, fill the loopholes, but bring down rates for everybody. in contrast to what the president has been insisting which is to raise taxes on-the-job creators, small business that republicans are trying to help get back into the game to get people back to work. the scenario is one, we pass the boehner bill, it can get to the president, i believe that the bill has in there the terms that were discussed with the senate majority leader harry reid. with provisions that he likes in there. >> greta: so the onus is against president obama? >> he doesn't get a v
hearty crab and roasted garlic seafood bake or sn crab and crab butter shrimp. [ jon i wouldn'tut it my table at home, i wouldn't bring it in. my name's jon forsythe, and i sea fd differently. >> and now, some fresh figures from the political ape vivin grapevine. the u.s. government funded more than 90 million in grants from china, since 2003. the national institutes of health sponsored public research projects there, on such things as acupuncture and sexually transmitted diseases among prostitutes. a conservative group wants congress to cut such funding, but researchers have written letters to federal appropriators asking them to keep funding nih grants and leave politics out of the review process. kids will get more than a toy surprise in happy meals come january. mcdonald's will be putting in a half order of apples in every child's meal along with a half order of french fries, as part of a broader health push. customers will still be able to order a full portion of either item, but the fast food giant says only about 11% were ordering apples on their own. and mcdonald's insists it's
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alisyn: it was a very safe and secure event. i promise you that. jon: congratulations. alisyn: thank you i wanted to share a little bit of that. jon: that's exciting. thank you for joining us. jenna: "americivght now. alisyn: fox news alert on new worries are of the future of the u.s. economy. welcome to "america live," i'm alisyn camerota in for megyn kelly. has lawmakers slug it out over the debt on capitol hill you've learned so much about that in the past weeks, a top kph*ebg ises with goldman sachs is now warning that america's financial future is even more uncertain than we knew. the knew analysis suggests that the u.s. recovery is going nowhere and could be headed back to the full-fledged recession that we were in two years ago. stewart varney is of the fox business network and he joins me now. tell us about the headline from this goldman report, stu. >> reporter: it's a blockbuster. this is goldman sachs, the very well known investment banker, very powerful and famous, they've come flat out and said, look, we are not going to have the kind of vigorous recovery that we
: one of the big stories we will be following the next two hours, jon scott, standing by with a preview of "happening now". julie juliet: >> by the time we join you 12 minutes from now, 12 minutes will have ticked away, heading towards the debt limit and a tea party tempest as tea party backed republican freshmen get the run of the house. senator lindsey graham says this nation is becoming greece. he's our guest. and bret baier on winners and losers on this, and, baby it is hot outside! 17 states with extreme heat and the republican race for president could get hotter. governor rick perry may be getting closer to jumping into the race for the white house and is making those kind of noises, at least. we'll take a closer look at his prospects, coming up, happening now. jamie: thanks, jon. lots to cover? thanks, jamie. jamie: they grew up together and now, they plan to serve together, a set of quadruplets set to serve their country. what do their parents have to say about all of this. >> i don't know how we'll react. >> i'm so close to all four, so it is harder. it is harder for me to see
sharpton? >> i don't think anybody does. he is the king of quid pro, quo. >> i'm jon scott. see you next week. >> john: it's not that people don't know. the battle is over all television. people know the president but do they know his opponent. >> you are spending more money than taking in you need to spend less of this. who is this guy? do you know who this is? yes, of course. >> john boehner. >> lots of people didn't know him. >> i don't know who that is. >> or anything about the debt problem zbloojtsd what is the debt limit. what are they fighting about? >> i don't know. >> okay, tonight we'll explained and we'll talk about the debt. it's into the hard. the debt and the stossel solution. that is our show tonight. >> john: look at that, they need more? if they don't get more money they won't be able to send social security checks and pay veterans' benefits our veterans deserve. really? isn't $2 trillion isn't enough? they can pay social security and medicare and the interest on the debt and still have hundreds of billions left over. two trillion is plenty. it's billions more than
but not taking part in the ames straw poll. jon huntsman is the same way. viewing iowa not necessary to his path. is that a dangerous move? >> i think is it very dangerous. if you look to the last cycle and think what happened with rudy giuliani and the guys that decided we can bypass the social conservative, a fool's game. you don't gain momentum. south carolina is sitting right there and south carolina is going to bring back the social conservative issues. by the way, rick perry is a guy who is strong on abortion. a guy who has a strong position in gay marriage and he appeals to the social conservative. if he is there with the money he's a major player. >> bret: agree? >> yeah, the potential is he invites somebody else to the dance not making a big play in iowa. if he made a big play and won it, won caucus, it could be over before it started. it makes strategic sense on one level that he dumps resources in there and had nothing to show for it except for embarrassment to overcome the rest of it there is a risk there from a front-runner to skip an early state. >> bret: we haven't talked about sa
're making a mistake. >> before we go, we'd like to share jon stewart's moment of zen from yesterday. take a listen. >> here it is, your moment of zen. >> stick around, we've got a lot more for you on "the five" right after this. ♪ ♪ >> are you trying to raise the debt ceiling? >> we appreciate it. let's give me one back. >> ♪ it's fun to stay at the ymca ♪ it's fun to stay at t
and "studio b" with jon scott for shepard smith starts right now. >> thank you, this is "studio b" with box one, dangerously close to the end of the line on the nation's debt limit. lawmakers are scrambling to come up with an agreement. box two, polygamist cult leader warren jeffs breaking silence in court today. what he had to say. the soldier accused of planning an attack at ft. hood defiant in court and what he said about the alleged plot unless breaking news changes everything. but, first, from fox at 3:00, we are almost out of time from presbyterian today -- from president obama as the government inches closer to a default. the deadline for a deal is tuesday and lawmakers are in a political stand off over the details. and now a look at the house floor where the republican speaker, john boehner, is once again pushing for a vote on his plan. this after an embarrassing delay last night because the speaker could not get the needed support from his party. today? they try again. >> good moment of practical politics. we will get there. this is very important. >> democrats accuse the
barrett says, responsibility, members of congress don't seem to know what that word means. jon: viewers are feisty. thank you for joining us. jenna: "america live" starts right now. martha: hello, everybody. we start with this fox news alert on the debt standoff in washington and what is shaping up to be the most critical day so far in this entire debate, folks. in the next few hours we're going to find out if the u.s. moves closer to a deal on reducing our massive bills or we move a little bit closer to that default line. welcome to "america live," everybody, i'm martha maccallum in for megyn kelly. so there is lots of breaking news on capitol hill to tell you about. first up, we are awaiting a news conference with house speaker john boehner and his house gop leadership. before this broadcast is done, we will know if that deal, if boehner deal to cut federal spending, will move forward for a final vote on the house side. we're going to have that for you in the scope of the next couple hours. in the last hour, the white house declared this plan has little to no chance of making it throu
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for joining us everybody. jon: "america live" starts right now. martha: we start things off this afternoon with this fox news alert on the dueling debt plans that are now emerging on capitol hill at this hour. we've got eight days to go until the united states hits this default deadline. republicans and democrats today, now introducing some new plans that they say they believe will save america from financial catastrophe. welcome on this busy day to live hraoeufrbgs everybody live, everybody, i'm martha maccallum in for megyn kelly. what has unfolded so far in the most dramatic 72 hours of this crisis yet. you have last friday at 6:00pm house speaker john boehner said he ended negotiations with president obama on the grand bargain. on the same evening president obama accused boehner from watching away from a deficit deal they arrived at, ordering leaders from both the house and senate to come become on saturday morning to the house for negotiations. then you got to saturday. boehner then announced that he wanted to raise the debt ceiling eye 2:00pm on sunday. we know that never happened. l
ceiling. here is senator jon kyl's take on where things on. >> three months ago the president insisted on a clean debt ceiling extension. clearly we will have a significant amount of spending reductions in this proposal. the second thing was he insisted on revenues as he called them. tax increases. there will not be tax increases in this proposal. >> bottom line, the most liberal members are not going to be happy with the details they hear. some of the tea party folks will not be happy with the details they hear but they are trying to find a compromise and obviously the clock is ticking. >> shannon: thank you very much. what does happen if the nation fails to raise the debt ceiling by the deadline on tuesday? nobody really knows for sure. most experts agree the country may not have enough money to pay all of its bills and that means $23 billion of social security checks set to go out on wednesday could be in jeopardy. bondholders will still get paid but that will come at the expense of unemployment, medicaid and defense spending. and you are looking live at the senate floor. a cloture
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